THE YOUTH / ELDERS PROJECT
MAY 31 - JUNE 4
— The Youth / Elders Project is supported by the Community Collaborations Program at the Canada Council for the Arts
How does our queer community share a space? Almost half a century after queer lives broke into mainstream consciousness at Stonewall, our community is larger and more diverse than ever. Our histories overlap as much as they diverge, our struggles have changed but also remain the same. Our need to come together, to share and celebrate our histories, victories, losses, loves, and lived daily experience has never been greater.
In an exciting partnership between Buddies, The 519, and the Senior Pride Network, The Youth / Elders Project brings together young and old to create a space where identities, personal histories and queer perspectives get turned into performance. From sex to activism, pronouns to technology, queer vocabulary to queer history to queer futures, this is theatre at its most relevant: part social experiment, part staged conversation, part performance art.
For five nights only, this intergenerational ensemble brings a year’s worth of sharing, learning, and exploration to the table in a radical mix of contemporary performance and community building.
The Muttart Foundation
The Pilkington Henniger Charitable Trust
photo by Tanja-Tiziana.
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Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and The 519 in partnership with Senior Pride Network present
THE YOUTH / ELDERS PROJECT
directed by EVALYN PARRY
with LEELEE DAVIS + VANESSA DUNN
performers + creators JORDAN CAMPBELL, DANIEL CARTER, BRIAN COPE, MONICA GARRIDO, GENADY GAVLESHOV, RILEY KELK, BELLA LARSEN, LEZLIE LEE KAM, NEILA LEM, LILA PINE, RUSSELL POWELL, SHAUNA SLOAN + TY SLOANE
production design HELEN YUNG
lighting design ADRIEN WHAN
stage manager CHRISTINA CICKO
Cast Portraits by Tanja-Tiziana
Wednesday, May 31 // 8pm (preview)
Thursday, June 1 // 8pm (opening night)
Friday, June 2 // 8pm
Saturday, June 3 // 8pm
Sunday, June 4 // 2:30pm
For 40 years, The 519, Canada’s largest LGBTQ Centre, has been at the forefront of advancing LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Toronto and beyond. Through our unique community programs and social services – including dedicated programs for LGBTQ newcomers and refugees, queer and trans parents, older LGBTQ adults and trans folk – we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives people’s lives through our commitment to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community.
SENIOR PRIDE NETWORK
Senior Pride Network is an association of individuals, organizations and community groups that share an interest and commitment to expanding programs and services for 50+ lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people in the City of Toronto and throughout Canada. The Network meets to share experiences and to work collaboratively on activities and projects designed to enhance services for older LGBTQ people.
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